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Camillus And The Schoolmaster Of Falerii, Attributed To Domenico Corvi (c. 1721–1803)

This painting, attributed to the Italian artist Domenico Corvi (c. 1721–1803), re-creates an interesting tale from the life of Marcus Furius Camillus, a semi-legendary...

Themel the Priest, Illustrated In The 12th-century Skylitzes Matritensis Manuscript

This curious image comes from the 12-century Skylitzes Matritensis manuscript of the Synopsis Historion by John Skylitzes (c. 1040-1101). The scene above features a...

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Camillus And The Schoolmaster Of Falerii, Attributed To Domenico Corvi (c. 1721–1803)

This painting, attributed to the Italian artist Domenico Corvi (c. 1721–1803), re-creates an interesting tale from the life of Marcus Furius Camillus, a semi-legendary...

Themel the Priest, Illustrated In The 12th-century Skylitzes Matritensis Manuscript

This curious image comes from the 12-century Skylitzes Matritensis manuscript of the Synopsis Historion by John Skylitzes (c. 1040-1101). The scene above features a...

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This painting, clearly hinted at by the title of the artwork, purports to re-create the reaction of the Roman dictator, Julius Caesar, upon his...

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Camillus And The Schoolmaster Of Falerii, Attributed To Domenico Corvi (c. 1721–1803)

This painting, attributed to the Italian artist Domenico Corvi (c. 1721–1803), re-creates an interesting tale from the life of Marcus Furius Camillus, a semi-legendary...

Themel the Priest, Illustrated In The 12th-century Skylitzes Matritensis Manuscript

This curious image comes from the 12-century Skylitzes Matritensis manuscript of the Synopsis Historion by John Skylitzes (c. 1040-1101). The scene above features a...

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This painting, attributed to the Italian artist Domenico Corvi (c. 1721–1803), re-creates an interesting tale from the life of Marcus Furius Camillus, a semi-legendary...

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